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Micro Fondle: MSI Wind At J&R

September 20, 2008

Photos taken Saturday, September 20, 2008 with the Philips crapcam.

Yes!! After waiting months and months and months, I finally encountered a real, live MSI Wind!

Since I’m probably the last frikkin person on the entire planet to do so, my observations probably don’t count for squat. Nevertheless …

At left is the hp Mini Note. The MSI Wind is just about the same size. It’s eerie. But as you can see, the MSI Wind’s screen sits higher, making the hp Mini Note look rather sad in comparison.

Left to right: hp Mini Note, MSI Wind, Asus 1000 EeePC. The MSI Wind has a glossy biohazard-inviting top cover. J&R left the plastic protector on it, but it didn’t cover the edges and the smearing was already evident. Inside and on the bottom, the plastic is matte and doesn’t do fingerprint magnetism.

Left to right: hp Mini Note, MSI Wind, Asus 1000, Sylvania ULCPC. The MSI Wind is noticeably lighter than both the boat anchor hp Mini Note and the Asus. In addition, the Asus is nearly the same width, but front to back it’s larger than the MSI Wind.

Two blur-o-licious photos of the keyboard. The thing about the keyboard that surprised me were the smaller keys for period and comma. The trackpad is responsive but seems small. The clickbar is a bit problematic. It’s thin, small, and really embedded in the top, with no overlap on the edge.

Build quality was excellent. My main test was simply typing on that keyboard, which was The Test for me. How was it? Spacing was excellent for me. After trying it, I went over to the Asus and over to the Acer Aspire One. It confirmed for me that the MSI Wind really has the best keyboard for me. Feedback is a wee bit harder than I’d like, but better than the Asus. And the spacing just killed both the Asus and the Aspire. I could really, really type on it.

If I was going to buy today, I’d get the MSI Wind. It really is what I’ve been waiting for in a netbook.

But now I’m on another wait-and-see. Next month Apple will unveil new MacBooks.

The point of the MSI Wind for me is to strip off Windows XP and replace it with Mac OS X.

But if Apple is going to unleash some lust-o-licious new aluminum-clad MacBooks next month, it only makes sense for me to wait and see what they offer and their prices. Why should I settle for shoehorning Mac OS X on an MSI Wind if I’d be able to get the real deal with no compromise and no fear of OS X updates (which might break the MSI Wind install!)?

Previously here:

Micro Fondle: Acer Aspire One At J&R
I Am Internationally Persecuted!
Videos: Mac OS X On MSI Video, Acer Aspire One
Lust Cramp Alert: New Mac OS X On MSI Wind Video!
MSI Wind & Mac OS X: I Ask The Stupid Questions
Jaw Drop Drool Alert: Mac OS X On Asus EeePC 1000H!
Microsoft’s Deliberate PC Sabotage
Fondle: Asus EeePC 1000 @ J&R
Reference: OS X Backup On USB Drive
Reference: MSI Wind Upgrades Video
OS X: MSI Wind Vs. Asus 1000H
Reference: MSI Wind Vs. Asus 1000H
MSI Wind: Fire Hazard?!
Micro Fondle: Asus 901 At J&R
Video: MSI Wind And Gigabyte M528 MID
MSI Wind = Ten-Inch Screen MacBook?
MSI Wind TV Ad
MSI Wind & Asus Eee 901 & Acer Aspire One Video
MSI Wind Unboxing Video
Video: Asus 901 Vs MSI Wind Vs hp Mini Note
MSI Wind At Computex 2008
MSI Caves In To My Threat
Quote: Meghan Clark
Asus Vs. MSI: The Battle Has Begun!
What A Difference A Year Makes!
MSI Wind Video Review From Italy
Micro Fondle: Lenovo U110, Dialogue Flybook, Asus e900
Fudzilla: MSI Wind Gets Thumbs Up!
MSI Wind Function Keys
The MSI Wind Manual!
Uh-Oh! MSI Wind With 3-Cell Battery Only?
Wherein I Threaten MSI!
Update 4: Subnotebook Dimensions
MSI Wind: Skins Available?
MSI Makes Me Gnash My Teeth!
Ton Of New MSI Wind Photos!
Keyboards: MSI Wind Vs. Asus EeePC
Asus e900 Versus MSI Wind
MSI Wind: Dissection Photos!
Picture Of The MSI Wind’s Insides!
MSI Wind: First Look With Video Fondle!
MSI Wind: Photos Of Black Version
MSI Wind: Photo Of Three Colors
New MSI Wind Photos!
MSI Wind Hits eBay In Italy
MSI Wind: $610 In U.S.?
Help Interrogate MSI About Its Wind!
Attention MSI: Wind Has Wings
MSI Wind: Photos And Video
MSI Wind = hp 2133 + Foleo?

Photo Album: Two Hot Cars In NYC

September 20, 2008

Photos taken Saturday, September 20, 2008 with the Philips crapcam.

This morning brought me to lower Manhattan, where I stopped by the Winter Garden. Some kind of car show had been there this week and now the cars were being moved out. Two in particular caught my eye.


Look below the plate at the huge center exhaust!

I have no idea what brand names these cars are or who makes them. They’re probably expensive as all hell, especially that red two-seater, which looks like half of it is taken up by its jet engine(!) in back.

Update: Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary — who apparently knows her rich-ass cars! — tells me the second is the Bugatti Veyron.

Update: Judie Lipsett is back again with the silver one identified. Aston Martin Rapide 4-Door Coupe.

Sony Reader At Brooklyn, NY Target Store

September 18, 2008

I had an appointment today that took me back to the neighborhood of the Target Store I’d been at a few days before I knew the Sony Reader was going to be on sale there. So I stopped in with the Philips crapcam and took some pictures:


The signage. So, only young and pretty white women read, huh? This Target Store is where young and pretty white women are a minority. So: Oopsie!


The Sony Reader itself, locked-down. Crapcam doesn’t pick up the text on the screen!


Blurry pic of the lightwedge cover.


That alligator cover and travel pouch combo.


Another shot. The color is waaay off. It’s darker and screams Suit!


The Sony Reader packaging itself.


If you squint, you can see the text on the screen.


Display also had prepaid gift cards and an AC adapter. And too many headphones!

Well, overall I was rather disappointed with it. Down the aisle was a display for a smart pen. It had a small screen with video demo. I think the Sony Reader should have had that too. As it stands now, only people who know about the Sony Reader will seek it out. This is a missed opportunity to educate people about eBooks — and about the existence and use of the Sony Reader itself. I’d upgrade these displays with video. Hell, I’d replace that signage with a big-ass LCD TV that silently shows how the Sony Reader works and a big-ass Press ME! button to run an overwhelming video/audio demo of the Sony Reader. Eat that, Amazon Kindle!

Smart Car End-Week Micro Pr0n

September 11, 2008

Photos taken today, Thursday September 11, 2008 on Staten Satan Island with the Philips crapcam.

The photos are worse than usual because the two(!!!) Smart Cars were in a fenced lot. Some people were nearby so I didn’t feel brazen enough to walk into the lot to get better pictures, in case one of the people was an owner. These were clumsily shot though fence openings.

Also, the colors of the red are waaaay off. The crapcam makes it look tomato red. In fact, the red is deeper and not at all cheery like a Smart Car should be.

Previously here:

Smart Car Pr0n For Labor Day 2008
Orgy Of 133 Smart Cars On One Street!
Smart Car Gets American Love
The Newest Smart Car Pr0n
Technolicious: iPhone + Smart Car!
Photo Album: Smart Car Pr0n Yes!!
Smart Car: Panel Swapping
Badder Badass Batman Smart Car
The Obligatory Smart Car Pr0n
Reference: Smart Car Tips
Your Weekend Smart Car Pr0n
NOW Do You Believe In My Persecution?!!?
Smart Car Stuff
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan #3!
More Smart Car Videos
This Is Why It’s Called The Smart Car!
Fugly MINI Cooper Vs. Cutie Smart Fortwo
Smart Car: Coast-To-Coast Possible
The Smart Car Cult
Badass Batman Smart Car!
Video: Smart Car
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan Again!
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan
Cars Of The Future: Lose Weight Or You’ll Walk!

Today’s Life Lesson From The Street

September 6, 2008

The Photos NYPD Tried To Stop

September 3, 2008

Photos taken Wednesday September 2, 2008 on Satan Island with the Philips crapcam:


See the tow truck on right?


Apparently this van came loose from it …


… and rolled alllll the way down the hill …


… until it met this car …


… and did all this damage.

Now when I took this final picture, you can see the cop coming into frame at right. He actually made body contact with me and told me to “Keep walking.” A real Nazi attitude. Let me repeat: He made physical contact with me. Assault.

There are many other ways he could have handled this. But he chose to be a Nazi. So instead of these photos being all private like, here they are.

NYPD, teach your troopers how to handle the law-abiding public.

This is still America.

And if none of you like that, get the fuck out of this country!

I hate Nazis!

Smart Car Pr0n For Labor Day 2008

September 1, 2008

Photos taken today, Monday, September 1, 2008 on Rich Bastard Island Manhattan Island with the Philips crapcam.

Previously here:

Orgy Of 133 Smart Cars On One Street!
Smart Car Gets American Love
The Newest Smart Car Pr0n
Technolicious: iPhone + Smart Car!
Photo Album: Smart Car Pr0n Yes!!
Smart Car: Panel Swapping
Badder Badass Batman Smart Car
The Obligatory Smart Car Pr0n
Reference: Smart Car Tips
Your Weekend Smart Car Pr0n
NOW Do You Believe In My Persecution?!!?
Smart Car Stuff
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan #3!
More Smart Car Videos
This Is Why It’s Called The Smart Car!
Fugly MINI Cooper Vs. Cutie Smart Fortwo
Smart Car: Coast-To-Coast Possible
The Smart Car Cult
Badass Batman Smart Car!
Video: Smart Car
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan Again!
Photo Album: Smart Car In Manhattan
Cars Of The Future: Lose Weight Or You’ll Walk!


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